Join Camfed’s expanding network of partners in the private sector who are backing girls to complete school and become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and leaders, and discover the benefits for your business, employees and customers.
Camfed forges innovative, mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with companies whose values are aligned with our own, and whose expertise complements ours and helps us to effectively deliver education and promote young women’s empowerment.
Each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals is underpinned by education. Camfed’s work and impact over the last 23 years directly addresses several of the Goals. None of the overall targets can be achieved without the support and action of the business community.
Educated girls improve not just their own lives, but the lives of their communities and the health and wealth of nations.
How we work with companies
We can help you demonstrate your purpose effectively through various vehicles of engagement. Your company could support our successful education programmes keeping girls in school, help fund financial literacy, health, and life skills training for graduates, or provide technological solutions to accelerate the progress of our rapidly growing alumnae network many of whom run successful small enterprises.
Strategic grants, corporate foundations, and philanthropy. We can help communicate the impact of your investment to your audiences.
Fundraising, mentoring, payroll giving, internships and work experience for Camfed alumnae, supported with unique content for inspiring internal communications.
Cause related marketing promotions, sponsorship, PR and communications campaigns.
Pro bono and gifts in kind
Expertise and skill sharing, stock donations, large-scale technology partnerships.
Why support Camfed?
Over 1.6m children directly supported to go to school across 5 countries with 55,000 so far having joined our alumnae network, CAMA
Improved school enrolment, retention and educational attainment of girls
Our programmes promote systemic change, as a critical mass of girls complete school and step up to become leaders, which in turn promotes best practice at the policy level
Our model sees girls supported through school by Camfed become philanthropists and activists supporting and inspiring the next generation
National and international advocacy
Camfed is a leading advocate on the national and international stage with high profile supporters including world leaders
Recognised by the OECD for best practice in taking development innovation to scale
Camfed operates as an international consortium of non-profit organisations. Along with our 5 national offices in Africa, we have offices in the UK (Cambridge), USA (San Francisco) as well as staff members based in New York and Johannesburg.
Some of our current and recent partners include;
Here's what our partners say
"Pearson is really pleased to be working with Camfed to help improve the quality of girls' education in Africa. Over the last 4 years, in a partnership with DFID’s Girls Education Challenge, we have pooled our expertise and knowledge to develop jointly an innovative, context relevant life skills curriculum delivered by former students which has so far been introduced to over 120,000 African students across 3 countries, as well as developed a bespoke BTEC qualification open to volunteer ‘Learner Guides’ enhancing their opportunities for formal employment as teachers. In 2017 we are building on these significant achievements by inviting our international employee community to help amplify Camfed alumnae’s efforts in a unique matched-funding initiative, demonstrating our organisations’ shared ambition.”
Kate James, Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson PLC
“Our partnership began in 2010 with a substantial review of Camfed’s governance model, and was extended to funding the participation of an additional 2,000 girls through the innovative ‘Learner Guide’ programme. We are currently undertaking a pro bono research piece focused on multi-sectoral partnerships, to strengthen further the models and strategies that make Camfed’s impact so noteworthy.”
Matthew Sparkes, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Linklaters LLP
"We're proud to be in our 5th year of partnership with Camfed, focusing on helping young women finish secondary school and empowering them with the skills they need to become leaders in their own communities and beyond. We're particularly excited about the successful CAMA program, which enables Camfed graduates to take on a leadership role and help other young women succeed. "
David Rothchild, Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Fossil Foundation